Ransom Garcia

Ransom Garcia

Ransom Garcia

Suitable for Lent. An assorted seafood platter.

For a lot of people, Valentine’s Day was the main event yesterday, Feb. 14. But it wasn’t the only major holiday. For many practicing Catholics around the world, it was also the start of Lent with Ash Wednesday.

What Is Lent?

For those of you unfamiliar with Lent, it’s a Christian tradition that goes on for about 40 days. It’s something that represents the time that Jesus Christ spent while he was fasting in the desert. Lent is also used as a way to prepare for the Easter holiday. Reflection, penance, and abstinence are all things that practicing Christians do in order to prepare.

Seafood is usually the food that most people associate with the Christian tradition, but it isn’t the only one! Another popular food item that is has ties to Lent is the pretzel. Have you ever wondered why the pretzel is shaped the way it is? It is believed that the pretzel was invented by an Italian monk who picked the shape to resemble a person in prayer, according to Wonderopolis. Some people also believe that the three holes within the snack food symbolize the holy trinity.

During Lent, Catholics use the season to reflect and abstain. It’s something that many Christians do. And one of the traditions is abstaining from eating meat on Fridays. Instead, practicing Catholics will consume fish (or seafood) instead. Thankfully, we live in a city that offers so many options when looking to chow down on some scrumptious seafood dishes. From budget places, to high end restaurants, Las Vegas has it all!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a tourist visiting the city, or a lifetime local, finding the perfect spot to eat seafood in Las Vegas can be an incredible experience. Eating, as we all know, is one of the most amazing luxuries in life.

So, if you’re in the city of Las Vegas, and you’d like to satisfy your craving for seafood during this Lent season, we’re here to help. Below are some of our favorite “Lent Safe” options. From budget to bougie.

  • Krazy Buffet (8095 W Sahara Ave)

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    Krazy Buffet on W. Sahara will kick off our budget options! Located at 8095 W Sahara Ave, Krazy Buffet will keep you on track for Lent, by all of the seafood they have! Keep in mind, it’s not to be compared to the fancier buffets on the strip. But Krazy Buffet is affordable and they offer a family friendly atmosphere.

    Besides, for shrimp lovers, there’s nothing like being able to keep coming back for more!

  • The Boiling Crab (4025 S Decatur Blvd)

    If there’s one way to my heart, it’s through The Boiling Crab. Making this list, I’m realizing that I don’t go here enough! But something I love about this place, besides the food, is just how fun the place it! The walls are lined with TVs. So, if you’re a sports fan, you can get your fill on incredible seafood AND your favorite team!

    There’s no better way to root for the Golden Knights than with a mountain of crab legs in front of you! Try the Cajun seasoned soft shell crab, too! It’s to die for!

  • Wahoo’s Fish Taco (1000 S Rampart Blvd)

    Wahoo’s has locations all over the Vegas valley, but I really love the one at Boca Park! If you love fish tacos, this is your spot! Plus, it by far the most affordable option on this list!

    Also, like The Boiling Crab, Wahoo’s at Boca Park is a great spot to catch the game and grab some food while doing so. Something else I love about the Boca Park location is their dog friendly patio.

    Try my personal favorite, the salmon protein bowl. It’s delicious! Plus, you can turn anything on the menu into a taco or a burrito, which is pretty cool!

  • Lakeside at Wynn Las Vegas

    The first “bougie” option on this list is Lakeside at the Wynn. Lakeside is the most expensive place to eat on this list, but for good reason. You won’t just have a meal, you’ll have an experience. Customers can enjoy award winning Hawaiian seafood with one of the prettiest views in the city. The restaurant overlooks the “Lake of Dreams” and the food is sustainably sourced, line-caught fish from around the world. It must be noted, reservations ARE required to enjoy this restaurant.

  • Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab at Forum Shops at Caesars

    Finally, my personal favorite restaurant in all of Las Vegas, Joe’s Seafood at Caesar’s. Whenever somebody is in from out of town, and they ask me where they should go, my answer is always “Joes.”

    Like “Lakeside”, “Joe’s” can get pretty pricey, BUT there are plenty of options on the Joe’s menu that won’t break the bank! I really love coming to Joe’s for lunch, as their sandwich selection is top notch. But we’re not here to talk about sandwiches, we’re here to talk about seafood, and Joe’s seafood is by far some of the freshest I’ve ever eaten.

    When you have a meal here, you quickly realize that the stuff you’ve eaten elsewhere doesn’t quite taste the same.

    Everything about Joe’s screams high class. And I’ve never walked away feeling as if the experience wasn’t worth the price tag.

    “Joe’s” is truly a one of a kind place to grab a meal. Everyone should get a chance to experience it, at least once.

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